The day Strictly Come Golfing came to Knole

In late October, Knole Park Golf Club hosted their first Strictly Come Golfing event and what a great day their guests had. The weather stayed dry and the atmosphere in the clubhouse was fantastic.

The event, organised by Variety Golf, who is captained by local celebrity Len Goodman, managed to raise in excess of £17,000 through an auction.

Variety Golf also presented a Sunshine Coach on the day to the Brooklands School (who are based in Reigate). Their headteacher, Debbie, made a lovely and emotional speech and said how much the coach would mean to their students who suffer with severe or profound multiple learning difficulties, including Autism.

The winning team on the day was Roger de Courcey, Tony Negal, Saleem Chaudhry & Anthony Trafford with 91 points winning by a single point and beating Liam Brady & his guests into second place with 90 points, and with 89 points and claiming third place was Steve Coppell, David Harris, John Griffin & Alan Robinson.

Knole hit the mark with national golf accreditation for safeguarding.
Knole Park Golf Club recently achieved the SafeGolf club accreditation from England Golf, demonstrating the clubs commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults at risk in the sport of golf.

Club Secretary Neil Statham, who led the club’s push to SafeGolf, said: “Knole Park is a great club, it’s very friendly, welcoming and forward-thinking. This award helps us to spread that message and to tell people that children are safe and secure here and that we understand about beginner golfers. We’re very proud of our Junior section and this award is a great recognition of our commitment to encouraging the next generation into golf.”

Regular coaching is run by their team of PGA qualified professionals, led by their Head PGA Andrew Butterfield, a former member of the European Tour. Everybody is welcome from beginners and juniors from the age of six upwards.

For more information on Knole Park Golf Club please visit their website www.knoleparkgolfclub.co.uk.